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Molina fastest on first day of DTM test

Photo by Audi AGAudi’s Miguel Molina ended the first day of the official Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters test session at the Hungaroring fastest, with Audi locking out the top four positions.

Molina posted the fastest time of the day in sunny conditions, ending up 0.318 seconds clear of fellow Audi runner Green. In all the manufacturers did not mix, with the top four Audi’s followed by four BMW’s and three Mercedes.

“It’s a great feeling to finally sit in a racecar again after the long winter,” said pace-setter Molina. “Audi Sport has done a fantastic job in the development of the new Audi RS 5 DTM: the new car feels good out of the box and the Hungaroring appears to suit the RS5.

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“It goes without saying that we have lots to learn, but the first day with my new team Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, my engineer and the mechanics was positive and productive. I’m already looking forward to the DTM race at the Hungaroring: I have always been quick around this circuit and have been on the podium here.”

Only one other driver was within a second of Molina’s pace, with Adrien Tambay third fastest.

Fifth-placed Bruno Spengler was the quickest BMW driver and also the driver to complete the most laps, with the Canadian completing 109 tours of the circuit.

No Mercedes-Benz drivers were within two seconds of Molina’s pace, with ninth-fastest former Formula One driver Paul Di Resta the quickest.

The test was cut short two hours from time due to problems with the track surface. It is anticipated that resurfacing works will be complete in time for tomorrow’s second day of testing, where an extra hour of testing will be allowed (until 1800 CET). An extra hour of testing will also be allowed on Wednesday.

Times – day one

1 8 Miguel MOLINA Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 1:37.792
2 22 Jamie GREEN Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 1:38.200 0.318
3 16 Adrien TAMBAY Audi Sport Team Abt Audi RS5 DTM 1:38.518 0.726
4 1 Mike ROCKENFELLER Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 1:38.842 1.050
5 7 Bruno SPENGLER BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM 1:39.242 1.450
6 21 Maxime MARTIN BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 1:39.549 1.757
7 15 Antonio Felix DA COSTA BMW Team MTEK BMW M4 DTM 1:39.666 1.874
8 3 Joey HAND BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 1:39.679 1.887
9 6 Paul DI RESTA AMG Mercedes DTM Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Coupé 1:40.383 2.591
10 5 Gary PAFFETT Original-Teile AMG Mercedes DTM Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Coupé 1:40.434 2.642
11 19 Vitaly PETROV Petronas Syntium AMG Mercedes DTM Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Coupé 1:40.741 2.949
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